Japanese Jar or Bowl w Lid. 5″ T x 4.5″. Provenance Local Japanese Hawaiian Estate Hirakawa. Tatsuzo Shimaoka (Shimaoka Tatsuzo, 27 October 1919 11 December 2007) was a Japanese mingei potter who studied under Shoji Hamada and later became the second Living National Treasure of Mashiko, Japan. He was best known for his unique Jomon zogan style of pottery, and was a master of many slip decorating and firing techniques for pottery. Throughout his career, Shimaoka worked collaboratively with a group of workers, students, and apprentices from Japan and abroad. After supervising the loading of what would become his last noborigama firing in late 2007, Shimaoka collapsed, and died several weeks later in late 2007 from acute liver failure at Mashiko in Tochigi Prefecture. The item “Japanese Tatsuzo Shimaoka Jar or Bowl w Lid- Living National Treasure” is in sale since Thursday, May 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “shortyaloha” and is located in Waianae, Hawaii. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Post-1940
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Maker: Shimaoka Tatsuzo
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original